A new study published Tuesday by researchers at Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy and Technology.
The study reveals:
- Around 117 million American adults are already in a facial recognition network.
- The FBI runs searches of face recognition databases more often than wiretaps.
- About 25 percent of police departments across the country have access to facial recognition networks. Those networks are often cross-referenced with databases of ID photos such as driver’s licenses.
According to the report. law enforcement can do almost whatever they want with this technology, including scanning the photos of people who have never committed a crime. No state legislature “has passed a law comprehensively regulating police face recognition,”